Let’s be honest: Dry, cracked feet and calloused toes and heels are the worst. Nothing takes the cute out of strappy sandals or the romance out of playing footsies with your significant other quite like it. Unfortunately, we have so many factors working against us having sandal-model worthy feet: shoes, workout routines, climate, and of course the ever-despised aging process.
Many of us turn to nail salons and spas to get our feet ready for our next vacation or beach season, but doing so on a regular basis is costly and time-consuming. It’s also hard to know what’s in the creams and scrubs that these establishments are using, and many products that are claimed to be “natural” and “organic” are still full of questionable chemicals.
Thankfully, there are plenty of products and at-home feet care tips you can use to heal and prevent your feet from looking like you walked 100 miles across the Sahara Desert.
We recommend this healing essential oil foot balm. The combination of peppermint and tea tree oil revives your worn-out feet, both moisturizing and also protecting against common bacteria and fungi that affect your feet.
For those of you who love DIY beauty care and at-home remedies, then you will love this simple baking soda mixture foot soak routine to clean up cracked feet and kiss calloused toes goodbye forever. It’s simple, natural, and will hardly cost you a thing.
DIY Baking Soda Foot Soak to Cure Dry Cracked Feet
4-5 liters of warm water in a bucket (that your feet will fit in)
3 tablespoons of baking soda
Soft scrub sponge / brush / pumice stone
Lavender oil (optional)
Pour the baking soda in the bucket of water and stir the water until the baking soda is dissolved. If you want to replicate an at home spa, then we recommend adding a couple drops of lavender oil! The aroma is so relaxing and it will help calm you after a long day at work!
Soak your feet in the baking soda water for 15-20 minutes.
After you’re finished soaking your feet, use a scrub brush, sponge or pumice stone to thoroughly rub the underside of your feet.
When you’re finished scrubbing, coat your feet in a moisturizer that has a high glycerin content, or simply coat your feet in coconut oil. Put socks on your feet to seal the moisture in. If you do this process before bed, then sleep with these socks on all night!
Repeat this process 1-2 times a week and then reduce to 1-2 times a month throughout the winter!
If you want to make your at-home pedicure a bit more intense, use some of the baking soda and water to make a small amount of paste to scrub your feet with before you scrub with a sponge or brush!
Check out this short video to learn how to use baking soda for blackheads!
At-home spa treatments are cost effective and fun. Following this home pedicure foot soak routine on a regular basis will have your feet sandal-ready no matter the season, so you can step out (or stay in) with confidence. Start using this tonight, as well as some other at-home natural spa treatments to look and feel your best.
To complete your spa day, try these 8 DIY Facial Recipes for a smooth and refreshed skin!